El Remanso Lodge Achieves the Highest Level of Costa Rica’s Sustainable Tourism Certification

El Remanso Lodge Achieves the Highest Level of Costa Rica’s Sustainable Tourism Certification

El Remanso Lodge

El Remanso Lodge Receives "Five Leaves"

El Remanso Lodge (Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica) has been awarded with the "Level 5" of the Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST), a rigorous certification program by the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) that evaluates tourism companies' sustainability practices in natural, cultural and social resource management. CST is regulated by the Costa Rican National Accreditation Commission and consists of a scale of 5 levels of sustainable tourism achievements.


This is the highest possible rating and El Remanso has achieved 100% of the points in the 4 areas of the evaluation. In addition to utilizing renewable energy sources to power the lodge's operations, El Remanso Lodge implements various sustainability practices such as: utilizing local and sustainable construction materials including naturally fallen timber; avoiding herbicides, pesticides or dangerous chemicals; progressive waste management to avoid excess waste; banning bottled water; and using fully biodegradable cleaning supplies.


El Remanso Lodge Green PracticesAt El Remanso Lodge, 100% of its electricity is produced through a micro-hydroelectric system, and a solar panel complements the system by activating the sand filter and ionization system in the pool.

Green Adventure in a Natural Paradise

Hidden in the jungle of the Osa Peninsula, El Remanso Lodge cradles both adventurers and travelers looking for a relaxing getaway in a natural paradise. A wide array of activities are available to suit every nature-loving traveler. From waterfall rappelling to guided bird watching tours; from exciting night hikes into the mysterious jungle strolls... The lodge's 185 acres of private reserve offer unique opportunities to discover the magic of a tropical rainforest acting as a buffer zone to the famous Corcovado National Park, and to explore the wonders of Osa, one of the world's most bio-diverse regions.


El Remanso LodgeEl Remanso Lodge actively contributes to the efforts to study and preserve the rainforest, by supporting local education programs and by funding conservation projects - with the philosophy that "one of the most effective ways to protect the rainforest is by understanding how it works."


The National Park of Corcovado, one of the most remote parks in the country, is home to the largest and most spectacular tropical primary rain forest in Costa Rica, as well as many rare species of endangered wildlife - including the beautiful tapirs, the biggest earth mammal in Central and South America, bull sharks and large crocodiles. The park was created in 1975 in order to protect the land from the gold mining and logging. Today it is renowned for being one of the most special ecotourism destinations in Central America.


El Remanso Lodge caters to the most discerning traveler, ideally suited to couples or families, naturalists, photographers and nature lovers seeking green vacations and nature adventures.


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